Description: As Facebook acquires Whatsapp, it’s a clear sign that mobile messaging apps are the real form of communication between friends who regularly chat, and that’s where the money is…for now.
Date: February 21, 2014
Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones. Mobile contacts are usually limited to people a user knows well and actually communicates with, a veritable treasure trove when compared to the copious list of Facebook friends that many users have accumulated over the years. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. Do you think a Facebook message is less personal than a text or mobile app message?
2. In what types of situations do you Facebook message someone as opposed to text them?